Transition to Major (T2M)

For First-Year Engineering Students Transitioning to Professional Engineering Schools/Programs

Selecting a professional engineering school is a critical step in the career development of every First-Year Engineering (FYE) student. Our hope is that each student will make this selection with careful and thoughtful career exploration. 

This policy is intended to facilitate this selection and to provide every student who completes the FYE requirements with a GPA > 2.0 and Engineering Admissions Index (EAI*) > 2.0 with a home in a Professional School or Program in the College of Engineering. It is also our desire that every student has a high quality educational experience without encountering overcrowded classes, recitations and laboratories, as well as has access to a relevant professional career opportunity.

Therefore, the following First-Year Engineering (FYE) to Professional School enrollment management policy will apply to all students admitted for Fall 2012 and all students matriculating from FYE to the professional Schools beginning in May 2013. 

FYE Requirements/EAI and GPA/Admission into Professional School or Major

Complete ***

EAI & GPA > 3.2

Guaranteed admissions into the Professional School or Major of the student's choice with the exception of those schools above critical capacity. 

Schools that are anticipated to admit up to critical capacity **: BME

Complete ***

EAI & GPA ≥ 2.0 EAI or GPA > 3.2

Students are admitted up to the capacity of that Professional School/Major. Professional Schools or Majors that have capacity limitations will have higher EAI & GPA requirements and may use other relevant factors for admission.

Schools that currently have capacity limitations, but accept all students with EAI and GPA > 3.2: ME, CHE, AAE, ABE 


EAI or GPA < 2.0

Ineligible for admission into a Professional School. Student remains in FYE for up to four semesters to improve EAI and GPA or can possibly CODO to another College. 


Remain in FYE for up to four semesters. 

*The EAI is a modified grade point average that takes into consideration only First-Year Engineering courses. Grades of C- or higher are required in Calculus I, Transforming Ideas to Innovation (Parts 1 and 2), and Chemistry I (if CHM 116 or CHM 124 will be taken as a Science Selective).

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